W in Frozengonia
5 Trekking Days in Torres del Paine in the Winter
First, you will have the park all to yourself. Imagine a place visited by 300,000 tourists per year empty itself during 4 months. Less people also means more chances to make wild encounters. In effect, puma and huemul deer sightings are more common during this time of the year. If you like winter sports, this is your time, as you will be walking on ice and snow. Crampons are on the required gear list. Additionally, although the temperatures drop considerably, wind gusts do soften and strong winds are almost non-existent during the winter. Surprisingly enough, the sky is clear and the sun shines more often than not. These conditions are excellent for photography, as sun rises later and its light reaches the snow-caped Paine massif horizontally all throughout the day. Finally, low season means lower rates.
DAY 4: Valle Francés
Now off to the French Valley! We have all day to reach the Italian campsite and adventure ourselves up the French Valley, between the imposing Cuernos mountain formation and the impressive French hanging glacier. Whatchout for avalanches! Night spent at Refugio Paine Grande.
DAY 5: Catamaran on Lake Pehoé
DAY 3: Grey Glacier
***Changes might be made to the itinerary due to the limited Catamaran services. In the winter, the Catamaran runs on the 1st and 15th of every month. Contact us with anticipation in order to plan your trip around these requirements!
And the adventure doesn't stop here. For those of you fully equiped who want to brave the cold and pitch a tent in the snow, we have what you are looking for! Contact us to organise the complete W circuit around the Paine massif.